“If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.”
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Another member of my Book Club hosted at her home recently. As I have mentioned before, all of us love to entertain as well as read. Sometimes it’s even more about catching up with each other and the table than the actual discussion of the book…
This time we discussed our latest “read”, “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin. In case you don’t know, this is a historical fiction book about “Aviator Wife”, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Hence, her husband was Charles Lindbergh. Charles Lindbergh earned instant world fame by being the first person to make a solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
All of us loved my friend’s fabulous yet fun tablescape. It was so creatively put together, to go along with our book, that I have to share it. Unfortunately, I did not have a camera with me and these photos are only taken from my Iphone.
We saw these planes flying when we came in the front door. The planes were hung from her light fixture (at different heights) with fishing line.
An overview of the table
Some close-up photos of the table: she added small items representing worldwide travels such as planes, replicas of various landmarks (Big Ben, Eiffel Tower, etc.), and photos from locations all over the world
An exact model replica of the “Spirit of St. Louis” – the plane Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean – flew atop of the world (globe)…
A better view of the flying planes
Old postcards from travels across the ocean…
Books from worldly travels
And finally, napkins folded like airplanes – how clever is that!!
Comments on the Book
We loved the book and found it to be a quick, easy read. We also had a good discussion especially about some of the strong personalities of the people in the book and their impact on others. Most of all, I think we achieved one of the author’s goal in writing this book: we wanted to know more…All of us spent hours on the internet researching the lives of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Some of us even purchased (or got from our local libraries) additional non-fiction books about Anne and Charles Lindbergh.
A definite “thumbs up”“It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.” ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh